We have been busy in the 4th quarter with audits and certifications here at Allen Tool Phoenix Inc.
First in November we completed the 3 day transition audit to ISO 9001:2015. We had no new findings!
We also completed a full year of audits to the new Aerospace Standard AS9001 D. We hope to complete the external certification by the end of January.
We also finished a third party Cybersecurity Risk Assessment audit to NIST 800-171. All recommended improvements to our system have been completed and have been verified by the Cybersecurity experts from The Advanced Institute for Manufacturing (AIM). They are part of the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).
The urgency to complete this was due to the Department of Defense DFARS 252.204-7012 requirement to meet the NIST 800-171 cybersecurity standard. The deadline was to be compliant by December 31st 2017 to continue to do business with the Government.
Congratulations to the entire team for supporting this.
Allen Tool Phoenix is proud to announce our participation in the New York State Manufacturing Intermediary Apprenticeship Program (NYSMIAP) sponsored by the Manufacturers Association of Central New York. NYSMIAP is an employer-led, public-private pilot program for registered apprentices in manufacturing occupations. The NYSMIAP is a unique business-lead approach targeted at raising the skill levels of incumbent manufacturing workers and creating distinctive career pathways while filling a crucial need within the industry. Our three apprentices began the four-year program for CNC Machinists on June 15th. In addition to daily on the job training, our apprentices are attending OCC for their related instruction. Good luck gentlemen!
Pictured above is a new lathe purchased for our tool room to help support the CNC Machinery bought last year. This equipment replaces a workhorse that had been in service at ATPI for 25 years.
Allen Tool enjoyed an evening at the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) dinner. Cheryl was honored to accept our award for 25 years in business. With a sold out dinner of over 700 participants we were proud to be part of this great group of companies. We are 25 years strong and looking forward to many, many more.
We replaced our time-worn landscaping and rail road ties with fresh landscaping and cut stone. Our parking lot now has a fresh layer of asphalt as well. The previous sign, which had been in service at two locations for the last 20 years, was upgraded to a new multi-layer PVC sign. This new sign reflects the attention to detail that goes on inside our facility.
The Manufactures Association of Central New York held its 102nd Annual Dinner and 15th Annual Manufactures Wall of Fame Induction at the Syracuse Oncenter. Over 550 people attended the celebration to witness our General Manager, Cheryl Maines, as being one of two recipients to be inducted into MACNY’s Manufactures Wall of Fame. The Manufactures Wall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in manufacturing in Central and Upstate New York. We are very pleased that Cheryl would get recognized, outside of our ATPI family, by such an organization as MACNY.
This month ATPI turns 20 years old. To celebrate we had a company luncheon in which a couple of garbage can turkeys were cooked up and a local barbecue joint catered the side dishes. Some employees from past years were asked to attend the celebrations. Overall it was a nice ending to a long week.
ATPI is currently preparing for our next ISO re-certification audit on 11/1/2011. ATPI hopes to pass another ISO audit once again with zero non-conformances. ATPI maintains a quality system that holds an on-time delivery rating of 96% and a product quality rating of 99% or better.
Earlier this month The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Defense budget. ATPI has already begun to see the purchase orders roll in as if the floodgates have opened. Goodbye to summer vacations it's time to get things done.